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LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) carries the ball in the first half against Notre Dame on Monday in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Guice had both of the Tigers' touchdowns in a 21-17 loss to the Fighting Irish.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

Score by quarters

Notre Dame 0 3 3 15 — 21

LSU 0 0 7 10 — 17

First quarter

No scoring.

Second quarter

NOTRE DAME: Justin Yoon 46 field goal at 0:04. DRIVE: 11 plays, 51 yards, 1:56. KEY PLAYS: Ian Book comes off the bench and completes a 9-yard pass to Josh Adams on his first snap to the Notre Dame 29. Four plays later, after back-back sacks, Book’s 21-yard run on third-and-19 gives the Irish a first down at its 47. Book 18-yard pass to Miles Boykin to the LSU 29. On third-and-4 at the LSU 23, Greg Gilmore sacks Book to force a field-goal attempt. FIGHTING IRISH 3, TIGERS 0.

Third quarter

LSU: Derrius Guice 20 pass from Danny Etling at 11:37 (Jack Gonsoulin kick). DRIVE: 5-43-2:16. KEY PLAYS: Drive set up after LSU long snapper Blake Ferguson recovers a fumble at the Notre Dame 43 when a punt bounces off the leg of Notre Dame’s Isaiah Robertson. Etling 13-yard pass to DJ Chark to the ND 26. TIGERS 7, FIGHTING IRISH 3.

NOTRE DAME: Yoon 49 field goal at 2:47. DRIVE: 5-18-2:20. KEY PLAY: On the first play of the drive, Book runs for 15 yards to the LSU 34. TIGERS 7, FIGHTING IRISH 6.

Fourth quarter

LSU: Guice 2 pass from Etling at 11:13 (Gonsoulin kick). DRIVE: 12-75-6:34. KEY PLAYS: Etling 26-yard pass to Foster Moreau on third-and-4 to the ND 43 keeps the drive going. Darrel Williams 12-yard run to the 31. Etling extends drive with a 3-yard run on third-and-3 to the 21. Guice gives the Tigers a first-and-goal with a 10-yard run to the ND 3. TIGERS 14, FIGHTING IRISH 6.

NOTRE DAME: Michael Young 6 pass from Book at 7:49 (Book two-point pass). DRIVE: 10-75-3:24. KEY PLAYS: Dexter Williams 31-yard run on the second play of the drive to the LSU 39. On third-and-19, Book connects with Boykin on a 29-yard pass to the Tigers 19. Book 9-yard run to the 10. TIGERS 14, FIGHTING IRISH 14.

LSU: Gonsoulin 17 field goal at 2:03. DRIVE: 12-76-5:46. KEY PLAYS: Etling 13-yard pass to Stephen Sullivan to the LSU 48. Out of the wildcat formation, Williams runs for 10 yards to the ND 31. Elting 17-yard pass to Moreau gives LSU a first-and-goal at the Irish 10. On third down, Guice is stopped inches short of the goal line after a 2-yard reception and the Tigers settle for the field goal. TIGERS 17, FIGHTING IRISH 14.

NOTRE DAME: Boykin 55 pass from Book at 1:28 (Yoon kick). DRIVE: 3-73-0:35. KEY PLAY: On second-and-10, Book completes an 18-yard pass to Chris Finke to the ND 45 to set up the touchdown on the next play. FIGHTING IRISH 21, TIGERS 17.

FINAL SCORE: Notre Dame 21, LSU 17

RECORDS: Notre Dame 10-3, LSU 9-4

ATTENDANCE: 57,726 (paid)

Sheldon Mickles

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